Five Card Draw
Objective:To form a better poker hand than your opponent.
Difficulty:Moderate
Duration:30 Seconds Per Turn
Publisher:AlexanderZ

How To Play

Five card draw is one of the most common types of poker games. Each player is dealt five cards. Then each player may discard up to 3 cards (4 if your last card is an ace) and get back (from the deck) as many cards as he/she discarded. The player with the highest hand wins. For hand rankings see here.

Hands

HandRankDescriptionExample
High Card0Highest Card
Pair1Two cards of the same index
Two Pair2Two separate pairs
Three of a Kind3Three cards of the same index
Straight4Five cards in sequence, but not in the same suit
Flush5Any five cards of the same suit, but not in sequence
Full House6Three of a kind combined with a pair
Four of a Kind7All four cards of the same index
Straight Flush8Any five card sequence in the same suit
Royal Flush9A, K, Q, J, 10 all of the same suit

Ties

If one of the players never starts the game or both players time out, the game is declared a tie. The only other possible way to tie is if both players form the same exact hand which is very unlikely.